Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Summary Information

Repository:
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Title:
Committee on the United Nations of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Phy/773
Date [inclusive]:
1974-2001
Physical Description:
2 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Committee on the United Nations was formed at the beginning of 1974 to “create, among Friends and people within the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting area generally, greater support for the UN and stronger concern for the problems the UN was designed to meet.” It began as a subcommittee of the Peace Committee, but in 1982 was made into a full committee. The committee published a newsletter, made presentations to schools and churches, and sponsored the Model UN Convention for Friends Schools. As an organization with non-governmental status (NGO) to the UN Department of Public Information, representatives from the group were able to provide a great deal of information about UN issues to Philadelphia-area Quakers. Under the reorganization of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1998, the Committee on the United Nations was renamed the United Nations Working Group under the Peace and Concerns Standing Committee.

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Biographical / Historical

The Committee on the United Nations began in 1974 as a subcommittee of the Peace Committee. The subcommittee’s main purpose was to create a better understanding of the United Nations within the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and among the general public in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting area. The subcommittee also hoped to encourage the government to increase commitment to the UN. Included among its activities was support for UN boxes, visits to the UN, and correspondence with the press. The subcommittee also published an eight-page monthly newsletter titled “Action Suggestions on UN Issues,” which provided information on current issues the UN faced and how Friends could most effectively lobby to support the UN.

In 1982, in light of the Committee on Program, Services, Staff, and their Financing’s recommendations, the subcommittee became a full committee, titled the Committee on the United Nations. Many of its activities, however, remained the same. Education was its major goal, as members of the committee continued to visit schools and meetings and publish the newsletter. The committee also worked in close conjunction with other groups, including the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and the Peace Committee. In 1991, the Committee processed the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s application for Non-governmental Organization status to the United Nations Public Information Office, which facilitated access to information from the United Nations for the Committee. In 1998, under the reorganization of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the Committee was changed to the United Nations Working Group under the Peace and Concerns Standing Committee.

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Scope and Contents

This collection is organized into 4 series. The first series, Minutes and Reports, contains minutes from 1977 until 2001 (excluding 1984-1992), as well as a report of the Evaluation Committee of the Committee on the United Nations and two reports that list current events from the years 1990 and 1993. Series 2 is Correspondence, and Series 3, the most substantial series of the collection, contains almost all of the issues of “Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations” from 1974 until 1994. Series 4 is Miscellaneous. Each series is arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Statement

Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

friends@swarthmore.edu or hc-special@haverford.edu

Revision Description

This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model. 2016

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania
  • Society of Friends -- New Jersey
  • Society of Friends -- Delaware
  • Society of Friends -- Maryland
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends. United Nations Working Group
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends. Peace Committee
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Committee on the United Nations
  • United Nations. Department of Public Information

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Minutes and Reports

Minutes and reports, 1974-1976

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Minutes, 1977-79

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Minutes, 1980-1984

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Minutes/Reports, 1992

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Minutes/Reports, 1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Minutes/Reports, 1994

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Minutes and Clerk's Records, 1995-2001

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773

Minutes, 1996-97

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Report of the Evaluation Committee of the United Nations Committee, 1990

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Report of International and United States Current Events, 1990

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 1

Report of International and United States Current Events, 1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

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Series 2: Correspondence

Correspondence related to the SALT II Treaty, 1979

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Letter to Farouk Mawlawli regarding Non-governmental status, 1991

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

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Series 3: Newsletters/Publications

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1974-75

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1976

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1977

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1978

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1979

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1980

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1981

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1982

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1983

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1984

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1985

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 2

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1986

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1987

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1988

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1989

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1990

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1991

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1992

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Action Suggestions on Issues Concerning the United Nations, 1994

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Peace and Service Newsletter of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, 1978

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Peace and Service Newsletter of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, 1980

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Peace and Service Newsletter of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, 1992

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Peace and Service Newsletter of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, 1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Peace and Service Newsletter of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, 1994

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Norristown Monthly Meeting Newsletters, 1996-97

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

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Series 4: Miscellaneous

Approaches to World Order through Disarmament, 1976

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Scope and Contents: Summary Report on Conference – “Approaches to World Order through Disarmament”

Educational Materials on the United Nations, 1976-80

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Miscellaneous Documents, 1977-1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Law of the Sea and Model UN, 1980-85

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Phy/773/Box 3

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous Documents related to the Law of the Sea and Model UN

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